Pacifiers: Are they okay for your baby?

The great thing about this particular topic is we know that babies have an insatiable desire to suckle. By nature, their sucking reflex oftentimes begins in the womb. Sonograms have even shown depictions of babies sucking their fingers or toes. It is a very natural intuition they are born with. However, once they arrive earth-side, it is important to evaluate the decision to give them a pacifier and whether or not doing so would do more harm than good in the long run.

A few studies have been...

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Stages of Sleep: The Definitive Guide

Guest Post by Insider Living 

by MattressInsider.com

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We all know that sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s the medicine we require each day to maintain a well-functioning mind and body.

We spend around a third of our lives sleeping, but what actually happens when we sleep?

Prior to the 1950s, we didn’t really know much about sleep — it was thought of as a passive activity that helped restore our bodies overnight. But, in...

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Parenting with Boundaries

We often talk to parents about how to put the baby on a consistent routine. I get asked how is this possible with a baby that is only 8 weeks old or younger? How can they connect sleep cycles at this age? Science says that they can’t connect sleep cycles but what they can do is follow a consistent routine so why do I ask about boundaries?

 

Baby Steph was fed when she cried, mom would try to calm her down but when she wouldn’t she fed her, and the baby would calm down. This...

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Sleep Calculator for Kids — Best Sleep and Wake Times for Children by Cody Gohl Updated: June 11, 2020

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Making sure your child gets enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. It’s also one of the toughest! It takes time and effort for kids to learn how to fall asleep — and to stay in their own beds —  in order to get the amount of Zzz’s they need. This is no easy task, as children need up to 16 hours of sleep every night (including naps), depending on their age. (1)

Sufficient sleep goes beyond the number of...

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Sleep Training Parents to Sleep Train their Baby

Written by Summer Hartman

 

We live in a world that expects perfection. The label sleep training is so controversial that we don’t really want to say it out loud because of backlash.

 

I have been training families over 14 years to nurture and guide their babies to sleep through the night. There are plenty of methods to do so. Not one family is the same, you must make a plan that fits for each parent and baby. We stress the need for consistency and follow through and a...

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How to Keep Your Toddler in Their Own Bed

By: Nicole Pelletiere

Ah, the pitter-patter of toddler footsteps at 3 am.  The sound is just as familiar as to where those footsteps are going to lead–your bedroom!  If you are feeling like your bed is not big enough for the three of you, rest assured that you are not alone.

While it may seem perfectly harmless to allow your little one to slip under the covers with you and your husband, it could forecast even more sleepless nights than you can imagine.

“Of course every...

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